Grass trimmers FAQ

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How does the feed mechanism work on my trimmer?

Most Flymo branded electric trimmers have auto feed. This does not mean it feeds automatically at full speed; it works on centrifugal force on start and stopping. When starting, the spool is allowed to rotate, allowing about 10mm of line to be fed out. The line in turn is cut to its operating length by the line limiter (the cutter in the safety guard).

Why does the line on my electric trimmer keep snapping?

Ensure that genuine Flymo trimmer line is being used. Frequent line breakage is usually the result of the cutting head being taken too close to objects, i.e. walls, paving edges, etc. The cutting line must be allowed to rotate freely and the correct diameter line should be used.

How do you change the trimmer to an edger?

To put the trimmer into edging mode, press the locking button and the head can then be swivelled to edge mode. The Revolution model is designed so you can simply turn the whole product round to edge.

Why do some trimmers have a straight shaft and some have a bent shaft?

Straight-shafted trimmers are generally better for getting under bushes and hedges. Some trimmers have bent shafts to reduce manufacturing costs, i.e. fewer Components. Straight-shafted trimmers require a gearbox on the end of the shaft; these are expensive parts increase the cost of the product.

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